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The Effect of Reduced Design Margin on the Fire Survivability of ASME Code Propane Tanks

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A. M. Birk

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 127(1), 55-60 (Mar 15, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845476 History: Received February 26, 2004; Revised August 30, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Approximate properties of SA 455 steel (scaled from σult vs T data from TC 128 tank-car steel, 2)
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Predicted pressure vs time (500 gallon ASME code tank, fully engulfing fire, blackbody fire T=871°C, tank surface emissivity=0.9, initial fill 80%, initial T=20°C, PRV set to 1.72 MPa, PRV capacity 1.23 m3/s at 120% of set P)
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Predicted vapor space wall T vs time (500 gallon ASME code tank, fully engulfing fire, blackbody fire T=871°C, tank surface emissivity=0.9, initial fill 80%, initial T=20°C, PRV set to 1.72 MPa, PRV capacity 1.23 m3/s at 120% of set P)
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Predicted lading mass vs time (500 gallon ASME code tank, fully engulfing fire, blackbody fire T=871°C, tank surface emissivity=0.9, initial fill 80%, initial T=20°C, PRV set to 1.72 MPa, PRV capacity 1.23 m3/s at 120% of set P)
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Predicted factor of safety vs time (7.7 mm wall, 500 gallon ASME code tank, fully engulfing fire, blackbody fire T=871°C, tank surface emissivity=0.9, initial fill 80%, initial T=20°C, PRV set to 1.72 MPa, PRV capacity 1.23 m3/s at 120% of set P)
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Predicted factor of safety vs time (7.1 mm wall, 500 gallon ASME code tank, fully engulfing fire, blackbody fire T=871°C, tank surface emissivity=0.9, initial fill 80%, initial T=20°C, PRV set to 1.72 MPa, PRV capacity 1.23 m3/s at 120% of set P)

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